Hi, everyone. I played Noon Mass at St. Ephrem's on Fort Hamilton Parkway on Christmas day (I'm a flutist). On the way there from the Ft. Hamilton stop on the N train, I spotted a Chinese restaurant that had barbecued meats hanging in its window, and figured it would be a likely place to have a decent lunch. So after Mass, I walked into the place, and boy was that a good move! All the tables were taken, with a few people waiting to get seats, yet I had to wait no more than 10 minutes for a table. I ordered their Pi-Pa Roast Duck ($6.50). When I had my first bite of it, my reaction was "This is better than New York Noodletown!" The skin was perfectly crispy, the duck was tasty, moist, and well-cooked, and the sauce had a delicious complexity I was unable to identify. Toward the bottom, the duck was perhaps a bit oversalted, but I do believe that, if not better than Noodletown, the duck at Sun Wong is certainly on the same level, though different in taste.
Later, I decided to order a vegetable, identified on the menu as "String Bean w. Garlic Sauce" ($9.50), but actually consisting of long beans, in a moderately spicy, red, garlic sauce with just a touch of sweetness and definitely none of the sugary taste that can plague "garlic sauce" dishes in Manhattan. This dish was also excellent, and came in a heaping bowlful, so that I took quite a bit home and ate it later as takeout.
The clientele were all Chinese except for me and the table to my left, which consisted of a father and his two young daughters, who were celebrating "Jewish Christmas" with lots of dishes.
If this restaurant were in my neighborhood, I would probably go 3 times a week. If it's in yours, you're lucky! And if you have a reason to be in the area, do consider it for lunch or dinner. I think you will be glad you did.
Son Wong Chinese Restaurant
6619 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Open 8:30 AM-10:30 PM Sun-Thurs, 8:30 AM-11:00 PM Fri/Sat
Free delivery, min $8.
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